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Series
Masterpiece Mystery
Program
Foyle's War, Series VI: The Hide
Program Number

4014

Series Description

In June, 2008, the Masterpiece mystery! season launches with The Men of Mystery!, welcoming back Inspector Lewis, while bidding a fond farewell to Detective Chief Superintendent Christopher Foyle and Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley. Billie Piper stars as Sally Lockhart in two adaptations of Philip Pullman's popular novels about the feisty young female sleuth.

Stage and film star Alan Cumming, one of show business's most eclectic talents, is taking on the role of host of this season of Masterpiece mystery!, making his first appearance when the series premieres on Sunday, June 22, 2008 at 9pm ET on PBS Series release date: 6/22/2008

Program Description

In a case that will shatter his personal world to the core, the newly retired Foyle battles to save a young man accused of high treason from the executioner's noose.

Newly retired, Foyle is drawn to the case of a well-connected local man who is condemned to death for aiding the Nazis during the war. Foyle suspects the doomed man is concealing evidence that will exonerate him. Meanwhile, Sam and Adam fight for the survival of their rooming house — and discover they make a great team.

A smirk on his face, Detective Chief Superintendent Christopher Foyle (Michael Kitchen) leaves the Hastings police station for the last time with the ambition to sail to America. A glance at a newspaper headline about a treason trial inexplicably draws Foyle's attention into one final case he can't leave alone. Former POW James Devereaux, part of a prominent local family, is charged with switching sides and aiding the Germans during the war, and will likely hang for his crimes. After repeated jail visits, Foyle is unable to extract details or a motive from Devereaux, making the case all the more intriguing. Why is the POW so reticent to reveal evidence that may exonerate him? Meanwhile, Detective Inspector Paul Milner (Anthony Howell) is investigating the case of a young woman who has been strangled, while Samantha "Sam" Stewart (Honeysuckle Weeks) and Paul Wainwright are trying to save their failing guest house and stave off new development plans in Hastings. One thing is clear — Foyle's departure isn't destined to be an easy one, in a case that promises to be the most personal of all.

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Duration

01:26:10

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Drama
Citation
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